An American Greeting card that I received during graduation summarized success quite well:
Setting goals, but not in concrete.
Staying focused, but turning aside to help someone.
Following a plan, but remaining flexible.
Moving ahead, but not too fast to smell the flowers.
Taking a bow, but applauding those who had a part in your success.
As I continue to work towards success, goals, focus, planning, progress, gratitude, and humility shall be with me every step of the way.